HLT52015 Diploma Remedial Massage

Location | Melbourne  

Duration | 1 Year Online and On Campus

Delivery Method | Practical – One Day a Week and Online E-Learning

Start Dates | 5 March 2020,  13 July 2020,  7 October 2020


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Information on this page is for Australian residents Course not available to international students


Develop essential skills to work across a range of industries from sport to rehabilitation with a Diploma of Remedial Massage at the Collective Wellness Institute.

This course teaches you practical skills in remedial massage, which uses massage, stretching and associated techniques to improve wellness, health and relaxation.  You’ll gain the theoretical knowledge required to assess your clients’ soft tissue dysfunction, and to provide treatment to clients with a specific need.

Hands on Learning in a Specialised Environment

You will gain experience with real clients in the Collective Institute Massage clinic. Unlike any other institute, you receive payment for the massages you provide within the clinic. We recognise that its is important that you receive first hand experience working in a clinic environment. You’ll study on site during the first semester then further your practical knowledge with the A League club Melbourne Vistory and the Australian Ballet. By studying this course you are also eligible to apply for positions with professional sporting clubs and associations nationally and internationally.

This course gives you a qualification as well as the small business skills needed to thrive in the industry.

This qualification is recognised nationally by Service Skills Australia.

Careers in Remedial Massage

Remedial massage is an increasingly popular form of health therapy. This emerging industry has seen an increase in demand for qualified remedial masseurs, with employment expected to grow very strongly (JobOutlook(external link)). This diploma provides a solid foundation for a diverse career in allied health.

Career paths vary enormously. You will be able to work as a remedial massage therapist in a range of areas, including:

  • allied health practices or health organisations
  • sporting clubs
  • gyms
  • wellness retreats
  • health spas
  • corporate massage environments
  • private clinics
  • cruise ships
  • hospitals
  • aged care facilities.

A qualification in remedial massage gives you the option to work as an employee or as a subcontractor, and the freedom to work anywhere. Many massage therapists are self-employed, running successful private practices. Working for yourself allows you the flexibility to choose your hours. You can also travel and work around the world.

Duration, 12 Months, Classes One Day a Week

Practical sessions will be held at Melbourne University, Hawthorn Campus.

Entry Requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

Prior to enrolling in this training programs learners must complete a suitability process.Applicants must obtain the HLTAID003 Provide first aid qualification. It is also a requirement of The Collective Wellness Institute that all applicants complete a Literacy & Numeracy Test prior to enrolment if they have not received a nationally recognised training qualification at Certificate IV level or above.

Pathways to Further Study | Diploma Remedial Massage

On completion of the Diploma of Remedial Massage you will be able to apply for entry into the following Degrees and Advance ed Diplomas.  In some cases receive credit for your study:

  • Advanced Diploma Myotherapy
  • Bachelor Health Science
  • Bachelor Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Fitness
  • Bachelor of Physical Education and Health Science
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Environmental Science

Course Structure

To be awarded HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage, a student must successfully complete a total of twenty-one (21) units of competency, comprising of:

  • sixteen (16) core units, and;
  • five (5) elective units, of which:
  • at least one (1) unit must be selected from the Business Management group listed in the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification;
  • up to four (4) units must be selected from the electives listed in the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage qualification, any endorsed training package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by The Collective Wellness Institute.


Other Electives

  • BSBMED401 - Manage patient recordkeeping system
  • SISSSPT307A - Conduct advanced taping
  • HLTMSG007 - Adapt remedial massage practice for athletes

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

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